Slide of the Week

  • Viji Easwar, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Viji Easwar, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Voice pitch is an essential feature for speech understanding. Envelope following responses (EFRs) are a useful EEG measure to infer the encoding of voice pitch and can be elicited by band-limited speech to assess the processing of voice pitch in a frequency-specific manner.

  • Maureen S. Durkin, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Maureen S. Durkin, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) face increased risk of adverse maternal pregnancy outcomes, yet less is known about infant outcomes.

  • Lauren Bishop, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Lauren Bishop, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Although research demonstrates that autistic children are at risk of poor sleep quality, very little is known about sleep quality and its impact on quality of life in autistic adults.

  • Doug Dean III, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Doug Dean III, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Maternal and environmental factors influence brain networks and architecture via both physiological pathways and epigenetic modifications.

  • Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD – Slide of the Week

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the hypothesis that women with autism have poorer health compared with men with autism, and compared with women without autism.

  • Richard J Davidson, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Richard J Davidson, PhD – Slide of the Week

    The uncinate fasciculus is a white matter tract that may facilitate emotion regulation by carrying connections from the prefrontal cortex to regions of the temporal lobe, including the amygdala. Depression and anxiety are associated with reduced uncinate fasciculus fractional anisotropy (FA) – a diffusion tensor imaging measure related to white matter integrity.

  • Bradley Christian, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Bradley T Christian, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Adults with Down syndrome (DS) are predisposed to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and reveal early amyloid beta (Aβ) pathology in the brain. Positron emission tomography (PET) provides an in vivo measure of Aβ throughout the AD continuum. Due to the high prevalence of AD in DS, there is need for longitudinal imaging studies of Aβ to better characterize the natural history of Aβ accumulation, which will aid in the staging of this population for clinical trials aimed at AD treatment and prevention.

  • Christopher L. Coe, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Christopher L. Coe, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Over the last decade, multiple studies have highlighted the essential role of gut microbiota in normal infant development. However, the sensitive periods during which gut bacteria are established and become associated with physical growth and maturation of the brain are still poorly defined. This study tracked the assembly of the intestinal microbiota during the initial nursing period, and changes in community structure after transitioning to solid food in infant rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta).

  • Sriram Boothalingam, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Sriram Boothalingam, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Hearing impairment (HI) is an epidemic affecting over 1.5 billion individuals of all ages. Globally, unaddressed HI causes losses of ~US$1 trillion each year. Addressing HI requires early detection which current hearing screening tools are inadept at doing efficiently. Specifically, current hearing screening tools can either only index the sensory cells in the inner ear or require measurement of brainstem electroencephalography (EEG) to index the sensory cells and the auditory nerve which require additional resources. 

  • Barbara B. Bendlin, PhD - Slide of the Week

    Barbara B. Bendlin, PhD – Slide of the Week

    Alzheimer's disease is characterized by accumulation of amyloid and neurofibrillary tangles, and this pathology can be detected using neuroimaging or fluid biomarkers prior to the development of dementia. The Alzheimer's disease process also involves neurodegeneration which eventually leads to cognitive decline and dementia, however typical approaches for measuring neurodegeneration (such as T1-weighted imaging), may not be sensitive to neurodegeneration in the asymptomatic disease stage.

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